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January 17, 1997
Contact: Ed Isenson, (360) 902-2408
Lisa Pelly heads Fish and Wildlife Commission
OLYMPIA -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today unanimously
elected Commissioner Lisa Pelly chair of the commission, the first woman to serve in
During today's telephone meeting Commissioner Roger Contor was elected vice
Both will serve two-year terms.
Pelly, who has been a commissioner for three years, assumes leadership of the
body from Mitch Johnson.
Pelly came to the commission as a noted fly fisher and founder of the Northwest
Women Flyfishers. She is a landscape designer who lives in Battle Ground.
Contor was appointed to the commission two years ago after a 34-year career
with the National Park Service. His last position was director of parks and natural
preserves in Alaska where he managed sport hunting on 20 million acres of preserves.
He lives in Ellensburg.